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Panama Canal Cruise HOP

April 10 - April 21

Location: Panama Canal Cruise

What a magnificent time you are going to have on this cruise!

Setting sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, you will have an opportunity to experience the Panama Canal aboard the luxurious comfort of Holland America’s ship, Ms. Zuiderdam.

You will certainly enjoy going through the locks in the canal and, coupled with the wonderful shore excursions the ship has to offer, you are certain to have a lifetime of memories.

Excursions are the best way to enjoy the magnificent sights and culture in each of the ports-of-call and to enjoy the warm embrace of the native people.

On January 7, 1914, the Panama Canal opened for business, creating a water passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This mega ship mover was considered one of the largest engineering wonders of its time.
Cruise ships that pass through the Panama Canal pay toll rates that are based on the number of berths. Every year 17,500 ships move through the locks. You may want to get a balcony for this cruise, as it will take 8 to 10 hours to navigate the locks.

You will be able to see the expansion, often called the “third locks,” which doubled the capacity of the Panama Canal, once that portion opened, in 2016.

Bring your camera, and be prepared for the trip of a lifetime!

DATE

PORTS OF CALL

ARRIVE

DEPART

WED. APRIL 10 2019

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Departs 05:00 PM

THU. APRIL 11

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

ARRIVES 8:00 AM

Departs 3:00 PM

FRI. APRIL 12

AT SEA

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SAT. APRIL 13

ORANJESTAD, ARUBA

ARRIVES 1:00 PM

DEPARTS 11:00 PM

SUN. APRIL 14

WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO

ARRIVES 8:00 AM

DEPARTS 11:00 PM

MON. APRIL 15

AT SEA

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TUE. APRIL 16

 CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA

ARRIVES 7:00 AM

DEPARTS 1:00 PM

WED. APRIL 17

ENTER PANAMA CANAL CRISTOBAL

ARRIVES 5:00 AM

DEPARTS 5:00 AM

WED. APRIL 17

CRUISING PANAMA CANAL AND GATUN LAKE

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WED. APRIL 17

GATUN LAKE, PANAMA

ARRIVES 9:00 AM

DEPARTS 10:00 AM

WED. APRIL 17

CRUISING GATUN LAKE AND PANAMA CANAL

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WED. APRIL 17

EXIT PANAMA CANAL CRISTOBAL

ARRIVES 1:00 PM

DEPARTS 1:00 PM

WED. APRIL 17

COLON, PANAMA

ARRIVES 3:00 PM

DEPARTS 8:00 PM

THU. APRIL 18

PUERTO LIMON (SAN JOSE) COSTA RICA

ARRIVES 6:30 AM

DEPARTS 4:00 PM

FRI. APRIL 19

AT SEA

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SAT. APRIL 20

AT SEA

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SUN. APRIL 21

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

ARRIVES 7:00 AM

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Interior: Category J– Deck 1

Forward & Aft – approximately 151 sq. ft.

Total Per Person = $1950.00

Outside: Category D– Deck 1, 4

Forward & Aft – approximately 180 sq. ft.

Total Per Person = $2089.00

Verandah with Balcony: Category VD –Deck 6, 7

Forward, Mid & Aft – approximately 213 sq. ft.

Total Per Person = $2609.00

Booking your cabin early – Recall dates:

Escapees can only hold the discounted group space for a limited time before the cruise line recalls our unused cabins, or if we sell out and obtain more from the cruise line. The below rates are not guaranteed and we may not be able to secure the rates or your cabin near the other HOP attendees. Escapees will attempt to secure your preferred cabin, if space is still available. Most cruises sell out early, so it’s critical to book early, even though this cruise is scheduled for NEXT YEAR!

The above rates are only guaranteed as long as space is available in our blocked space.

To Register for this Cruise

Payment
A deposit of $600.00 per person is due at time of reservation.

Recall Date

November 11, 2018

December 11, 2018

January 10, 2019

The above rates are only guaranteed as long as space is available in our blocked space.

Final Payment
January 25, 2019

CALL

Escapees Travel Agency

For more information, email ETA@escapees.com

Socials On-Board

There will be several socials onboard reserved for the Escapees HOP attendees. Once the socials are approved by the cruise line, you will be notified via email.  

Dining

Escapees has asked for early dining for the HOP group. If you would like to dine later, please let us know when you register for this HOP.

Passports

Please remember to have a current passport. Even if there are six months left on your passport, you may be denied entry into a country. The travel industry is warning us that sometimes it can take up to three months to renew or apply for your passport.

Confirmation Email

Once registered, a confirmation notification will be sent via email regarding all the pertinent information, such as an RV Park address, tour dates, times, etc.  Please, make sure Escapees has your current email address on file. If you do not receive it, please check your spam files, or email us at: eta@escapees.com.

After Registering

Please be sure your email address is current at the Escapees RV Club’s headquarters.

Upon registering for the HOP, important information, such as RV storage during the cruise, Escapees socials, directions to the pier, etc., will be emailed to you.

Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance

We highly suggest that you protect your investment on this HOP by purchasing trip insurance.

If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, you might also consider purchasing cancellation insurance. Insurance can also help with covering unexpected emergencies while on the trip.

You can get more information about this insurance, such as pricing and coverage, by calling the Escapees Travel Agency, 855-757-8881, or emailing them at: eta@escapees.com. Travel insurance must be purchased within 10 business days, once the HOP is purchased.

Escapees Club News:

The HOPs or any Escapees RV Club information can be sent to you in the Club News.

If you would like to stay informed with important club updates, advocacy issues and promotion items, simply go to: https://member.escapees.com/members/ and then click the “Club News” tab, in the middle of the page, to sign up.

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Physical Needs for HOP –  Escapees Inc. will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled attendees when it is within our control. Please advise us of any special needs as early as possible so we can make arrangements.

By attending this event, you are agreeing to the following: As an attendee, you assume all risk and danger relating to your personal property, RV and attendance at the HOP event, whether occurring prior to, during or after the event. In the event of loss or theft, no claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees or agents. Volunteers may be directing and assisting you in your parking areas. However, it is the driver of the vehicle who is ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations, and is solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others. As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped, or photographed, and granting the full use without compensation./

See you at the HOP!

Details

Start:
April 10
End:
April 21
Event Category:

Organizer

Head Out Program
Phone:
1-936-327-8873
Email:
registration@escapees.com
Website:
https://www.escapees.com/community/head-out-program-hops/